Night works at Midway Point require detour
Traffic conditions at the Midway Point upgrade will change temporarily at night from Monday, 19 April 2021, and will include detours between 7:00 pm and 10:00 pm.
The detours will affect Sorell-bound traffic only and will be done on a two-weeks-on, two-weeks-off basis over the next three months. Day works will continue to take place between 8:00 am to 6:00 pm each week day, and won’t change.
Night works and detours
From Monday, 19 April 2021, we will be working Monday - Friday between 7:00 pm and 10:00 pm, on a two-week on, two-week off basis for 12 weeks, weather permitting.
The Tasman Highway will be closed between the Midway Point roundabout and Sorell Causeway for Sorell-bound vehicles while the work takes place. Detours will be in place through Penna Road and Shark Point Road. The detour route will be clearly marked and traffic management will be in place to ensure the safety of workers and road users.
The Tasman Highway will not be closed to vehicles travelling towards Hobart, though Hobart-bound vehicles will be stopped intermittently while the night works take place.
The work will involve the use of machinery which generates excess noise and dust. We will make every effort to minimise noise by turning off machinery and vehicles when not in use.
All efforts will be made to minimise noise by completing noisier activities earlier in the night and turning off machinery and vehicles when not in use.
From 8:00 am to 6:00 pm both lanes will be open but there will be a reduced speed limit in place to keep road users and road workers safe. Please allow an extra 10 minutes if you plan to travel through the site during this time.